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Staff Physician

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 12, 2023

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Position Summary

Provision of age appropriate primary care to eligible members of the University Community at the University of Georgia Health Center. The Health Center is a large multi-specialty ambulatory care organization that is accredited by the Joint Commission with primary care medical home designation. All licensed clinicians at the University Health Center are members of our Medical Staff whose role is to ensure that care is evidence based and of the highest quality. The membership serves as exemplars of our student-centered service culture.
Staff Physicians are a critical component of the clinical leadership who provide oversight of care provided by Physician Assistants and Nurse practitioners. Providing general primary care, minor procedures, patient education, and care coordination are important aspects of the position.

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Staff Physician


UHC-Medical Clinic Green

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible


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Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

USG Core Values Statement

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at .

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Physician AD


Faculty Rank

Staff Physician

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school; board certification in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Pediatrics: a Georgia medical license; current DEA license; provider BLS and ACLS certification within 30 days of employment.

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • One year in College Health is preferred.
  • Greater than three years of active ambulatory care practice.
  • Additional opportunity exists for individuals who have attained additional board certification in Clinical Informatics.
  • One year experience in an integrated Behavioral Health/Primary Care environment.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Use of an electronic medical record, particularly a background with Point and Click Solutions’ OpenSuite EHR .
  • Other software to include Word, Adobe, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge and/or familiarity with Joint Commission accreditation and the PCMH model of care delivery.
  • Clinical knowledge base that is primary care focused.
  • Ability to apply evidence-based principles to clinical practice.
  • Comfort with behavioral, travel and tropical medicine.
  • Minor procedural skills.
  • Communication skills, empathy, and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .



Provide age-appropriate medical care, performing physical assessments, minor procedures, order and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, coordinate care and referrals. Document encounters in a concise timely detailed and informative manner using an electronic medical record. Serve in a consultative and clinical supervisory role for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants active in the clinics. Co-sign (assess care and decision making, ensure adequate documentation, and offer feedback where appropriate) entries in medical records by NP/PA staff.

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Communicates with and integrates into a team. Participates in process improvement. Attends and participates in committees and staff meetings. Participates in research and educational efforts as warranted. Contributes to the culture of service excellence.

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Obtains appropriate continuing education credits as a requirement in maintaining license and national certifications.

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  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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